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The Little Blue Penguin Studio in Breaker Bay

Suite de invitados entera - Anfitrión: Raymond
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A private, fully self contained space in the delightfully quiet Breaker Bay with nearly all day sun, and sheltered from the elements. You'll have stunning, uninterrupted sea and mountain views, and close to the airport but without the noise!

The studio is entirely self contained with your own private bathroom and full cooking facilities.

We recently installed a luxurious hotsprings spa pool available for guest use, located in our private and secluded garden sheltered from the weather.

El espacio
The Little Blue Penguin Studio is a very quiet, well appointed, fully self contained, private space that is warm and sheltered with stunning uninterrupted views across Breaker Bay and the rugged south coast. The Studio faces north and east so gets all day sun (opposite to northern hemisphere) from the early morning to early evening. The Studio is sheltered from the both the southerly and predominant northerly winds.

The space is an open plan living and bedroom area with a fully equiped kitchenette with a refridgerator. The Studio is fully equipped with a Belling range stove (dual oven) with a four hob induction cooktop and rangehood.

Attached to the living area is a separate bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin, with a front loading high quality washing machine. The luxury shower we have installed has a high-flow rain head and separate hand shower. The shower is more luxurious than you would find in any 5* star hotel - so be prepared to enjoy it! Guests rave about our shower, the water pressure, and unlimited hot water from our continuous gas water heating system.

On request, we provide luxurious quality Sheridan bathrobes that you are welcome to use - they're great for wearing to and from the spa pool.

The studio living area is fully carpeted with a high capacity heatpump has been installed to keep you warm over the cooler months. In addition to the heatpump is a German LHZ electric radiator that is programmed to provide silent radiant heating during the night.

The luxuriously comfortable queen size bed is fitted with the highest quality, Sheridan bedding, with a luxurious 100% goose feather and down duvet that is lightweight yet very warm and cosy.

There are a set of drawers, a dining table and a wardrobe for you to use. You have unlimited high-flow hotwater from the infinity gas water heater which ensures your showers are just magical.

The open plan living area has a lovely table for having breakfast at whilst enjoying the view outside across the bay. In the evening unwind and relax outside with a glass of wine with seaviews from the sheltered coutyard uti;lisiong the outdoor table and chairs.

You have free access to our gigabit internet connection via ultrafast wifi so you'll have uninterrupted and unlimited internet access. As the Studio has a dedicated high-speed router you connect your PC, laptop to tablet via an ethernet cable for even faster connections - we have various ethernet adaptors available on request if you have an ipad or usb 3-c connections.

There is a Nespresso Creatista coffee machine in the studio - we provide some capsules, but you may like to bring some of your own favourite capsules.

All bed and bathroom linen is of the highest quality cotton made by Sheridan Australia that is freshly laundered before your arrival. The bed and mattress is of very high quality so you're guaranteed and restful night's sleep.

A new 49inch ultra high definition 4K television has been installed that has Netflix and New Zealand free to air television channels for viewing. You can also sync this to your mobile or laptop devices.

We are proud to say that The Little Blue Penguin Studio is the most well equipped Studio in Wellington with more amenities than any other similar Airbnb.

The remainder of the property is shared with Raymond, your host, and Kelly the very loving and friendly dog who keeps watch over everything. Sometimes Meg, my partner's swedish valhund will be in the backyard with Kelly. They're both very friendly and welcoming!

Acceso de los huéspedes
You enter the property to access the studio via a private locked gate to the side of the main house. Our preference is to meet guests in person, introduce ourselves and explain the features of the Studio. However, by prior arrangement, if you are arriving late at night or we're unable to meet you when you arrive, we can advise you where to locate a key in the secure lockbox so that you can access the studio.

There is a set of 12 steps upto the studio apartment which is above and quite separate from Raymond's art studio. The studio is quite separate from the house so please respect others privacy and do not enter the house without permission. There maybe guests occupying the house exclusively or staying in one of the rooms. Guests using the house are not given permission to access the studio space.

There is a private garden area with a table and two chairs outside the studio that is provided for your exclusive use. The seating area is perfect for enjoying stunning, panoramic seaviews from a very private and sheltered area.

You have full shared access to the main garden courtyard the house downstairs where the spa pool is located. Below the studio is a workshop/creative space that is not used by anyone apart from ourselves and we're not often accessing it - it is not used or accessed by guests.

You're welcome to visit or come down and say hi to us in the main house please do not enter without approval. Sometimes there will be other guests staying in the house, or they may have booked it entirely. We usually advise you on or before arrival if other guests are staying.

During your stay you have FREE unlimited access to a a gigabit internet connection via ultrafast wifi through multiple channels. There is an ethernet cable in the Studio that you can connect your laptop to, and on request we can also provide adaptors for USB-C and Mac lightening connections if necessary. Universal power adaptors and USB chargers can also be provided on request

When you have confirmed your booking, and shortly before your arrival, you will be provided with directions to find our place and asked to confirm a checkin time so that we can meet you and give you the keys to access the Studio.

You may use the spa pool but additional charges will apply on a per use basis. We ask that you respect our conditions and terms of use - please enquire first.

If you would like to experience true waterfront dining then you're most welcome to use the large outdoor dining table at the front of the house, or the picnic table across the road on the grassed area next to the parking layby.

From February 2019 we have e-scooters available for guests to hire - it's a great way to get around the city without the hassles of driving and parking your car. It only takes 20min on the e-scooter to get into the city centre and there's so much to see and do on the way too.

Otros aspectos a destacar
As the Studio has all necessary amenities and cooking facilities we anticipate that guests staying in the Studio will be self sufficient in terms of cooking for and providing for yourselves. If I have been diving we may offer to share so kai moana (seafood) including our legendary Breaker Bay paua (abalone) burgers - better than Ferg's burgers in Queenstown and nothing like them on the menu there or anywhere else in New Zealand.

Kelly, my best friend (canine) stays outside in the coutyard during the day and sometimes at night too - she's very friendly and adorable! There may also be Kelly's friends with her, Pirate or Meg, my neighbour's dogs.

Raymond your host lives in the Little Blue Penguin House and may have other guests staying in the house too.

We are always willing to assist guests plan the next stage of their adventures around New Zealand and have a comprehensive range of books, maps and other resources available for you during your stay. We will happily share our knowledge of the 'hidden gems' around New Zealand that are not often explored.

One of our core values is Manaakitanga, which translated from the Maori language essentially means the mutual respect shared between hosts, guests and visitors alike.
A private, fully self contained space in the delightfully quiet Breaker Bay with nearly all day sun, and sheltered from the elements. You'll have stunning, uninterrupted sea and mountain views, and close to the airport but without the noise!

The studio is entirely self contained with your own private bathroom and full cooking facilities.

We recently installed a luxurious hotsprings spa pool ava…

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Wellington, Nueva Zelanda

Breaker Bay is a friendly community of approximately 200 people in a quiet and sheltered bay on Wellington's picturesque south coast that is very charming and considered the nicest beachside locality around Wellington. It offers opportunities for coastal walks, diving and kayaking right outside the front door. We have little blue penguins that nest all around Breaker Bay and if you go for a walk in the evening chances are you'll hear if not see them. The penguins are shy and do not like bright lights.

We have had Orca regularly visit Breaker Bay, hunting and feeding in the sea directly in front of the house observed by guests on multiple occasions.

Breaker Bay is:
- located centrally on Wellington's infamous "around the bays" scenic route.
- positioned midway along the stunning Eastern Walkway which is a Wellington "must-do"
- home to Little Blue Penguins
- frequented by pods of Orca and Dolphins

We are within 5min walk of Wellington's most sheltered swimming beach that is also promoted as Wellington's only designated clothing optional beaches!Breaker Bay is close to the airport (5min drive) but because we are sheltered behind a hill we get absolutely no airport noise. There is very little road traffic on the Breaker Bay road - you're more likely to see and hear cyclists than you are cars.

Walking distance to some of Wellington's most popular cafes:
- Gypsy Kitchen
- Sambal Malaysian cafe

Close proximity as it's only a 5min drive to:

- Wellington International airport (but we don't get any of the noise)
- Maranui Cafe
- Queen Sally's Diamond Deli
- The Spruce Goose Restaurant
- Elements Cafe
- The Larder
- Polo Cafe
- Roxy Cinema
- Weta Cave (home of the LOTR special effects)
- Large marine reserve at the southern end of the bay offering spectacular snorkelling and shore diving. Dive the wreck of the F69!
- Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre
- Red Rocks with great diving, seal watching, running, and ing options

Breaker Bay is east facing so we have the sun rising across the bay in the morning and get almost all day sun until early evening. The studio and entire property is positioned in a such a way that we are sheltered from cold southerly winds and the predominant north westerly winds that most other properties in Wellington are exposed to.
Breaker Bay is a friendly community of approximately 200 people in a quiet and sheltered bay on Wellington's picturesque south coast that is very charming and considered the nicest beachside locality around Wel…

Anfitrión: Raymond

Se registró en mayo de 2015
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I'm a professional guy who passionately enjoys the great outdoors and always welcome guests to share my slice of paradise here in Breaker Bay, with you, as my guest(s). I have been an Airbnb host since March 2015 and have hosted in excess of 750 guests from all over the world, making many new friends and acquaintances. Along with Kelly, I enjoy sharing our lovely house with guests, either exclusively for their use, one of our guest bedrooms, or as guests staying in the Little Blue Penguin Studio. Over the past four years we have had many returning guests and most recently my first guests from China four years ago visited us again. I have two Airbnb Experiences trips that I provide to guests offering spectacular views of the Wellington region. One trip is for 3hrs around stunning Wellington South Coast. The other is an all day trip across to Cape Palliser. I am a keen spearfisher, scuba diving instructor, tramper (hiker), mountain biker, and experienced kayaker. I enjoy cooking, and if you want a real kiwi experience, i'll gladly dive for some paua and cook it fresh on the bbq right there on the beach - weather and sea conditions dependent. I enjoy meeting new people, hearing about their experiences, understanding their culture, and sharing my knowledge and experiences of the 'best little capital in the world'. I also like to say Wellington is the diving capital of New Zealand as we some of the best diving opportunities and most accessible coastline in the country. I have tramped, run, mountain biked, or kayaked most parts of New Zealand and taken many groups on adventures around the country. I look forward to the opportunity of sharing my experiences, and providing recommendations or suggestions of places for you to visit, the best cafes, wineries, craft breweries and other activities that you maybe interested in. I am always happy to provide suggestions of other places to visit in New Zealand before or after your stay here in Breaker Bay. I always look forward to, and enjoy meeting and hosting new guests, and our many returning guests, and each person is provided personalised service. I have provided many guests with personalised guided tours to many places around Wellington and further afield that that they may not otherwise visit. I know all the local Lord of the Rings film sites around Wellington and can take you to some that are not included in the 'official' LOTR tours. I have recently established The Little Blue Penguin Adventures to offer guests and other visitors to New Zealand unique and personalised adventures tailored to their preferences and interests. If you enquire about options for personalised tours would be pleased to provide further information when you make your booking. One of my personal values is Manaakitanga, which translated from the New Zealand Maori language essentially means the mutual respect shared between hosts, guests and visitors alike. For guests with confirmed bookings we provide additional recommendations on places to visit either before staying with us or on their trip afterwards.
I'm a professional guy who passionately enjoys the great outdoors and always welcome guests to share my slice of paradise here in Breaker Bay, with you, as my guest(s). I have been…
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I have recently established the Little Blue Penguin Adventures and offer guests and other visitors to Wellington and New Zealand personalised tours from 2hrs to multi-day trips personalised to their preferences. If you would like a personalised tour please enquire when making your booking and I can provide further information about available options. I am fully qualified as first-aid instructor and have all the required qualifications, knowledge and experience to provide you with a memorable experience.

When I am not working as an adventure guide, or contracting, I am often out or making further improvements. I'm happy to answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction for the best places to eat and explore around Wellington.

If you are unfamiliar to Wellington, on arrival, I will provide a detailed map of Wellington and explain some of the places that I recommend you visit, tailored to your personal preferences. I have a wide knowledge of Wellington, it's culture, history, and the best cafes and craft breweries that you may want to visit.

I'm happy to suggest places to go scuba diving or if the conditions are okay, you are welcome to join me on a spearfishing trip to catch some butterfish or harvest some paua (NZ blackfoot abalone). You may need to hire snorkelling gear and a wetsuit for this experience.
If you are a Lord of The Rings fan I can provide you with a personalised 4wd trip to the Gates of Mordor – only accessible by 4wd or walking for 2-3 hours. This is not often visited by visitors to Wellington and not included in any of the organised LOTR tours available. The trip costs $50 per person and a minimum charge of $100 applies. We’ll show the local NZ fur seal colony, and also take you to other LOTR sites on Mt Victoria, and if time allows other scenic sites. Allow 2-3 hours for this trip.
For a longer daytrip excursion (weekends or public holidays) I can take you across to the Wairarapa for a full day, 8-10hour, guided trip to the seal pup nursery at Cape Palliser, Pituranga Pinnacles (another stunning LOTR trilogy filming location, Rivendell at Kaitoke, and also many wineries and craft breweries. The minimum charge for this trip is $350 or $175 per person as we usually only take 2 people. I have taken many guests on these tours and others and their feedback is often that it's been the highlight of their trip to NZ.

On request I can provide guided tours of Wellington and explain some of the cultural history of Wellington and take you places that tour companies do not. We are also happy to suggest places for you to visit and assist you plan your own Wellington itinerary.
If the evenings are calm I may suggest going out after dark to find Little Blue Penguins. You are always welcome to join us on a walk with Kelly, Meg and Pirate in the evenings at the nearby Ataturk park that offers stunning views of the South Coast, South Island and across Wellington city.

We know most of the best cafes and restaurants in Wellington, having visited most of them, as well as many of the best sights and activities - just ask and you'll be given as many suggestions as you would like.

I have an extensive range of New Zealand books, guidebooks, maps and other materials for you to read - not all are in the Studio. You are welcome to take copies of the 'free' maps and other brochures that we have available and can highlight the best off-the-beaten-track places to visit :-) We have the most recent editions of the Lonely Planet New Zealand that you are welcome to peruse during your stay to assist any trip planning.
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